When/where: tonight, 6 at OCC
Key Pirates: So. WR Keali'i Doll (26 catches, 302 yards, two TDs); So. OLB Travis McNaughton (31 tackles); Fr. C Alec Davis; So. SS Bryan Pali (team-best 45 tackles).
Key Rustlers: Fr. QB Raymond Huizar (1,055 yards, nine TDs passing); So. LB Raheem Ivey (team-best 72 tackles); Fr. WR Jared Cohen (28 catches, 351 yards, two TDs); So. WR Peter Adams (20.5-yard average on 25 catches).
Breakdown: It's the 43rd meeting in what has become known as the West Coast Showdown between district rivals Orange Coast (2-6, 1-2 in the East Division) and Golden West (4-4, 1-2) … The series is deadlocked, 20-20-2 with OCC winning the last three by two, three and three points, respectively … McNaughton, whom Coach Mike Taylor said is the Pirates' best defensive player, returns after sitting out two games with a shoulder injury … The Rustlers' have lost three games by a combined 16 points … OCC has near-perfect offensive balance with 1,291 yards rushing and 1,280 passing … OCC has a minus-nine turnover ratio, including 18 interceptions thrown … OCC has also allowed 33 sacks while producing 12 … the Pirates have been outscored, 143-73, in the second half … Golden West has outscored foes, 73-35 in the fourth quarter, 98-83 in the second half … Rustlers defensive coordinator David Robinson is a former OCC assistant … Golden West's passing yards (1,762) more than double its rushing total (832) … GWC has five receivers with between 20 and 28 catches. OCC has only one with more than 19.
— Barry Faulkner